HAMLIN – James Michael McGlinn, 44, died April 12, 2004, at his Hamlin resid-ence, sur-rounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born Aug. 17, 1959, in Caribou, the son of Dale and Martha (Lagasse) McGlinn. He was educated in local schools and was a 1977 graduate of Caribou High School. Jim served in the U.S. Army from 1977 to 1980, and was a member of the Army National Guard in Presque Isle from 1980 to 1981. He was employed by the U.S. Treasury Department as a customs inspector since 1983, and worked in Estcourt, St. Pamphile, Houlton, Montreal, and Lubec/Eastport. He was last stationed at the Van Buren and Hamlin Ports of Entry as a Senior Inspector, retiring in December 2003. Jim was a loyal member of the American Legion Post No. 49 of Van Buren, and the Van Buren Lions Club. He volunteered for Veterans Clothing Distribution with the American Legion, receiving a lifetime membership award. He was also serving on the board of directors of Northern Aroostook Alternatives in Van Buren. Jim was a communicant at St. Bruno-St. Remi Catholic Church in Van Buren. He enjoyed life and all of its wonders, particularly hunting, fishing, gardening, barbecuing or just riding around. His greatest joy however was his family whom he loved and who loved him dearly. He was devoted to his wife and was ever so proud of his two daughters and special son-in-law. In addition to his parents of Caribou, he is survived by his wife, Linda (Roy) McGlinn of Hamlin; two daughters, Amanda Spaulding and her husband, Benjamin, of Bangor, Joanna McGlinn of Hamlin; one brother, Kevin McGlinn and his wife, Lisa, of Alfred; two sisters, Kelli Doody and her husband, Scott, of Windham, Carla Williams and her husband, Scott, of Westbrook; several nieces and nephews. At Jim’s request there will be no calling hours. A funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the St. Bruno-St. Remi Catholic Church, Van Buren. Interment will be at the Maine Veterans Cemetery, Caribou. Those who wish may contribute in his memory to the American Institute for Cancer Research, 1759 R. St., NW, Washington, DC, 20009. A service of Ouellette-Thibault Funeral Home, 12 High St., Van Buren.